Dog mating services
- Published: 27/06/2011 at 02:27 PM
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Female dog not in the mood to mate? Male dog not skilled at mating? Time for Uncle Maew and his professional services.
In the photo above , dog mating expert Mr Ratas chats with clients as he tries to help a pair of dogs get better acquainted prior to mating at his home.
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Dogs, Love and money, Khon Kaen native finds financial security serving Bangkok pet owners by Nareerat Wiriyapong and photo by Surapol Promsaka Na Sakolnakorn
Ratas Pothinang, 57, has had several careers in his time. But he's happiest and making the most money with his current work: mating dogs.
The native of Khon Kaen province learned about dogs as a boy from his grandfather. As a teenager, he came to Bangkok and helped dog traders at the Sanam Luang weekend market mate pets in return for food.
"In 1985 I got my first payment - 500 baht - for mating dogs," recalled Mr Ratas, whose name Lung (uncle) Maew has become well known among dog lovers.
He quit his job at the Port Authority of Thailand two decades ago to focus on dog mating services.
"I think this job will never dry up," says Mr Ratas. "Many people have dogs and the number of pet owners seems to be rising."
He mates about five dog couples a day on average, seven days a week. Service including delivery costs 800 baht, or 600 baht for clients who take the pet to his house.
Mr Ratas has even driven to Rayong, Trat, Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan to provide his services, which cost between 2,000 to 4,000 baht for a road trip.
Dog owners sometimes ship the pet by air for Mr Ratas to mate and rest at his house in Bangkok before taking the flight back home.
"I think I'm the luckiest guy in the world because I love my job and all dogs," he says.
Some dogs are priced at millions of baht, meaning normally their owners would never let you touch them. But I have touched them all.
His frequent customers include millionaires, movie stars and other celebrities. Asked why dog owners require his service, Mr Ratas says that often females are not in the mood to mate, or some males are not skilled at mating. Owners require his professional skills to facilitate smooth affairs.
"This is a sort of love they [bitches] cannot choose for themselves," he joked, but noted his service is not animal torture. "Animals need to mate and my job is to make it easier for them so they are not as tired."
"Owners of female dogs normally chose the groom but sometimes they ask for recommendations. "I recommend a few of my clients' dogs, then they check them out and pick one," he explains.
Usually dogs older than 15 months are ready to mate.
Chow Chows and Pomeranians are considered the toughest to deal with, in Mr Ratas's experience.
Sometimes, if females are frustrated or not willing to mate, they might resist and bite us," he says, explaining why a rope and long pants are among the tools of the trade.
Patcharin Polsiri, an owner of Dimmer's Husky Kennel in Bangkok, is a frequent customer of Mr Ratas because he can guarantee the results.
"Some dog handlers offer the same service but I think Lung Maew is much more professional and reliable," she said.
Dog mating services help protect imported male dogs from tiring so much during mating that they don't impregnate the bitch, said Ms Patcharin.
Imported dogs are normally kept in an air-conditioned room and taken outside to mate, which normally takes no more than 10 minutes at a time.
(Source: Bangkok Post, Dogs, Love and money, Khon Kaen native finds financial security serving Bangkok pet owners, 27/06/2011, Nareerat Wiriyapong and photo by Surapol Promsaka Na Sakolnakorn, link)
Dog Mating Vocabulary
dog - an animal that started to live with humans about 15,000 years ago (domesticated), dogs were domesticated from gray wolves, dogs have performed many jobs for people such as "hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship, and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals. This impact on human society has given them the nickname "Man's best friend" in the western world. In 2001, there were estimated to be 400 million dogs in the world... The word "dog" may also mean the male of a canine species, as opposed to the word "bitch" for the female of the species." (See Wikipedia)
dog lover - a human who likes dogs a lot
mate - when two animals have sex with each other (examples: the male ) (See Wikipedia)
mating dogs - when two dogs have sex
mating services - when a company offers to impregnate your female animal for a fee
prior to mating - before having sex (making babies)
acquaint - to learn about something and get to know it better
get better acquainted - when people talk so that they get to know each better
mood - the way you feel at a particular time อารมณ์
in the mood to mate - feel like they want to have sex
not in the mood to mate - feel like they don't want to have sex
skills - a type of work or task requiring special training and knowledge ทักษะ ความสามารถเฉพาะทาง
skilled at mating - very good at sex and baby-making
facilitate - help, make easier for project to achieve goals ทำให้ง่าย ทำให้สะดวกขึ้น
love affair - a sexual relationship between an unmarried man and woman, also called "romantic affair" (See Wikipedia)
facilitate smooth affairs - help the dogs have sex (create the right mood and situation)
torture - to cause great physical or mental pain to someone ทรมานให้เจ็บปวด
animal torture - same as "cruelty to animals"
cruelty to animals - making animals suffer for reasons other than self-defense (See Wikipedia)
female - of a woman สำหรับผู้หญิง
groom - the boy dog in the activity of mating and making babies (same as "bridegroom")
bridegroom - the man getting married (in a marriage ceremony)
bride - the woman getting married (in a marriage ceremony)
Chow Chow - a breed of dog developed in China where it is known as the "puffy-lion dog": a sturdily built dog, square in profile, with a broad skull and small, triangular, erect ears, rounded at the tips. The breed has a very dense double coat that can be either smooth or rough. The fur is particularly thick around the neck, giving the distinctive ruff or mane appearance. The coat may be one of five colors including red, black, blue, cinnamon/fawn, and cream." (See Wikipedia and Google Images and Google Videos)
Pomeranian - a small dog with lots of soft fur: "The breed has been made popular by a number of royal owners since the 17th century. Queen Victoria owned a particularly small Pomeranian and consequently the smaller variety became universally popular. During Queen Victoria's lifetime alone, the size of the breed decreased by 50%. Overall, the Pomeranian is a sturdy, healthy dog. ...The breed is currently among the top 15 most popular in the USA, and the current fashion for small dogs has increased their popularity worldwide," also known as "Pom" (See Wikipedia and Google Images and Google Videos)
kennel - a hotel for dogs, cats and other pets (look after pets while owners are on vacation)
dog handlers - people whose job is to look after dogs for people
imported male dogs - special boy dogs from another country
bitch (noun) - a female dog
pregnant (adjective) - when a female has a fetus (baby) growing inside of her (See Wikipedia)
impregnate (verb) - to make a female pregnant
impregnate the bitch - make the girl dog pregnant
clients - customers (more formal) ลูกค้า
native - someone who was born in a particular place ชาวพื้นเมือง
security - actions to keep safe (prevent harm and damage)
financial security - safety from not having money
career - a job or type of work that a person does for a long time or their whole life
current - of the present time ปัจจุบัน
traders - people who buy and sells things as a business
recalled - remembered นึกทบทวน จำได้
decades - periods of ten years เป็นสิบๆปี
focus on - the main thing it is concerned with ให้ความสำคัญ
provide - to give someone something that they want or need
ship by air - send goods from one place to another in an airplane
flight - when an airplane flies from one place to another (with passengers and cargo on board)
frequent - happening often เกิดขึ้นบ่อย
frequent customers - people who often buy your products
millionaire - a rich person
celebrities - famous movie stars, singers, TV stars (who get a lot of media attention)
profession (noun) - work that requires special training
professional (adjective) - related to work that requires special training
professional skills - the tasks requiring special training in a "professional" job
recommendation (noun) - advice, what somesome says you should do
recommend (verb) - to advise, to tell a person what they should do แนะนำ
check them out - look at the closely, examine them (to decide which is better)
toughest to deal with - the most difficult to work with (successfully complete job)
experience - skill and knowledge about doing a job (gained by doing the job for a long time)
frustrated - want something but cannot get it, feeling annoyed and impatient because because can't do something หงุดหงิดใจ, ผิดหวัง,ท้อแท้ใจมาก
resist - to oppose or fight against someone or something ต่อต้าน
trade - a job, especially one which needs special skill; occupation อาชีพ
tools of the trade - the tools that a person needs to do some job (foe example: a motorcycle repairman needs a wrench)
guarantee - promise that something will happen คำรับรอง, การประกัน (See glossary)
results - what is produced in the end by an activity or task
guarantee the results - succeeds (does or "accomplishes" what he promises to do)
reliable - works well and is correct, works the way you expect, does not fail ที่น่าเชื่อถือ ไว้ใจได้
About the author
- Writer: Jon Fernquest
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